Jets running back Chris Johnson said plenty in a recent slow-week interview with NFL.com. As to Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, the man formerly known as CJ2K opined that the man currently known as Johnny Football (among other things) should continue with his fast life.
“Be your own man,” Johnson said, via Dom Cosentino of NJ.com. “Do what you got to do. It’s the offseason. That’s when you get time to do whatever you want to do and live your life. I’m pretty sure once the season gets here, he’ll be all right. He’s going to focus in on football. But this is the time now to where he’ll be able to hang out and do some of the things you want to do. Because once the season gets here, you really have no life. It’s just football and football.”
That’s fine, but when a owner who has developed a Steinbrenner streak says “tone it down,” it makes sense to tone it down. At least a little.
Instead, Manziel responded by doing that one thing that would have seemed like that outlandish, phony multiple-choice option aimed at generating an easy laugh: “Party with Justin Bieber.”
It remains to be seen whether Manziel’s open act of defiance costs him when the Browns reconvene, and whether the Fourth of July weekend produces any other images of Manziel partying with the likes of Bieber, Lindsay Lohan, and/or one or more of Kardashians.